APPLETON, Wis. — The Lawrence University softball team pounded out 35 hits en route to a nonconference doubleheader sweep of Mount Mary University on Tuesday at Whiting Field.
Lawrence (9-5) won the opener 17-0 and took the nightcap 23-0. The 23 runs is the third-highest game total in Lawrence history.
Both Lawrence’s Savanna Marsicek and Samantha Belletini tied the school record of five hits in a game. Marsicek went 5-for-5 with four runs batted in in the opener, and Belletini was 5-for-5, scored four runs and drove in four in the nightcap. They tied the record of five hits in a game set by Alex Goodson vs. D’Youville College in 2009.
In the opener, Lawrence scored six times in the first, added three more runs in the second and scored seven times in the third against the Blue Angels (2-18). In addition to Marsicek’s five hits, Cory Paquette had two hits and drove in three with a three-run homer. Taylor Dodson also had a pair of hits for the Vikings.
Kara Vance went three innings to get the win and combined on a one-hitter with Jessica Demski in the five-inning contest.
In the nightcap, Alissa Geipel, Dodson, Katie Schumacher, Marisa Thackston and Rheya Upadhyaya all had two hits for the Vikings. Dodson and Schumacher also drove in four runs apiece.
The Vikings scored 14 times in the first inning and the rout was on. Lawrnece added four runs in the second, two more in the third and three more in the fourth.
Liz Barthels got the win, and she combined with Paquette on a two-hitter over five innings.